New wave of deaths by Covid-19
In two and a half months, half of the previous period, we reached the 300 thousand killed by Covid-19 on March 24th. After that, to reach the 400 thousand deaths the time was again cut in half, arriving just 36 days later, on April 29th. It was during this period that we reached the record of deaths in 24 hours: 4.249 deaths were registered on April 8.
At that time, the Olhar Digital spoke with Marcelo Simões, an infectious disease specialist at the Brazilian Society of Infectology, who made an overview of the pandemic in Brazil.
"The pandemic attacked the whole world, but some countries had a different way of driving from Brazil. What happened here was really a tragedy. We didn't have a direction from the Ministry of Health. In this scenario, because of the way in which the things, the 400 dead are justified," he explained.
Now, Brazil sees a new reduction in the deaths by Covid-19. The country reaches the 500 mark a month and a half after the previous record. This time, the difference is a greater advance in vaccination, with the arrival of immunizing agents from more laboratories. In São Paulo, the goal is to have 100% of the adult population vaccinated by October. Other states work with similar goals.
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Overall, 28% of Brazilians over the age of 18 have taken at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. There are about 60.381.020 doses applied. The second dose was applied to 24.085.577 people, corresponding to 11,37% of the population. In total, according to the Ministry of Health, more than 84 million vaccines were used.
The country is currently 68th in the global ranking of vaccines applied per 100 inhabitants and 4th in total doses. Already in number of deaths, Brazil appears in 2nd place, behind only the United States.
In the US and parts of Europe, easing has already started to take place and life has returned to normal. "The most important thing is that Brazil could be in the same situation, on the way to the end of the pandemic, if it had contracted the Covid-19 vaccines that were offered at the right time, if the federal government had managed better Brazil with the China, India and Russia, to guarantee the IFA (active ingredient used to manufacture vaccines)”, completed Simões.